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Out of the Blue

I asked last night for opinions about ditching the bulleted tech lists here in favor of a more timely approach to game news as it arrives. The limited response to this questions was mostly in favor of keeping things as they are, which I probably should have anticipated, since those of you who frequent this site are most likely doing so because you like the way things are. This brings up the question of whether making the change would be beneficial towards growing the audience here, which is desirable, versus the prospect of disappointing the regulars, which is not. This has me contemplating the idea of doing things differently as a trial for a day or two to allow everyone to compare the pros and cons of doing things each way.

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33. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 28, 2011, 13:25 Pankin
 
Creston wrote on Sep 28, 2011, 11:55:
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2) "Front page" idea. I guess that's nice if you happen to be an ADD addled dipshit who only cares about the most up to date news blips from this exact minute, but I like being able to scroll through a page and see the entire days' news without having to click to five different pages.

3) No summaries. They tend to just put the first 10 words of an article up and then have a "CLICK FOR MORE" style link. I hate that. I really like the way you take the meat of an article and post it up for everyone to disseminate. It allows for a much easier decision on whether it's something worth reading.


Further thinking about it, I'd actually like to see you give more attention to reviews and previews. They're in a bulleted form now, but I wouldn't mind seeing a paragraph style entry for a review of a particular title (where you can link all the reviews done by multiple sites.) I realize that might get bulky at some point, so you could just do it for bigger titles, or you could have a one paragraph entry for "indie reviews" and one for "AAA reviews" or something like that, and link to all of them while giving the slightly expanded treatment to one of your choice.

This. Very much, all this (emphasis mine).
 
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